The last warrior drops to the ground just as Jefferson and my warriors get to the small clearing. Morpheus shifts, and I face them.
“We have 13 young pups here, both male and female. They need to be taken back to the packhouse, treated by the healer, and then fed.”
I turn around and walk into the second tent first and then over to the female pup lying on the bed. As I reach for her wrists, she flinches and struggles, only this causes her to whimper, no doubt in pain. I ignore her reaction and undo all her bindings; I slide my arms underneath her and pick her up and pull her in close. I then carry her out of the tent and look around to make sure the others were being taken care of.
I then move around the back of the first tent I entered and over to the bushes, I was actually expecting the two young male pups to be a long way from here but as soon as I got close the older of the two stood up in front of me.
I smirk and get to my feet. I turn and head out of the office. Zaire falls back into step beside me as Ryan, Calvin and Edgar walk behind us. Zaire leans in close and whispers,“Did you see Edgar’s reaction to the mention of the slave camps?”“Yes, I did. Even though he tried to cover it, we will need to keep an eye on him. He may be the one behind them… Do you have the coordinates of the slave camp Raphael is in?”“Yes, it will take about an hour from here in the SUVs.”“And the one Isaac raided?”“Is another 2 and a half hours on by SUV from the first camp...”I nod and continue our way out of the packhouse and back to the SUV. Once I am standing next to the SUV, Zaire opens the back door and I climb in, I am followed close behind by Ryan. I hear another car pull up behind ours just as Zaire closes the door and we get on our way. I quickly link with Raphael,“Raph, we are on our way to you. Is everyone out?” “Yes, it is only me, Isaac, and our warriors. All the members within the c
“What’s her name?”“Ruby. She was only 13…”“What was she doing going to town on her own at that age?”“She didn’t. She always went with two warriors, as it is not far and we had never had any problems with rogues before. She would go to town to collect supplies and the information that was sent out via paper for the library.”I have a feeling that the female Ruby that I pulled from that rogue and pack camp tent is his cousin, but there is no way that they were within that small camp for two years, even with them moving the camp. Ruby was in no condition to travel, but then that could have been the reason why Morpheus came across them.I will need to talk to Ambrose and see if he is willing to tell me how long they were within the camp and where they came from, to begin with. I don’t tell him that I think I know where she is yet. I just say,“I don’t know all the names of the ones we rescued, so it may take a little time, but she could be in amongst them.”His eyes light up at the pro
With FireMoon sorted and still under the guidance of a great Alpha, I head toward the tree line. Once I am just inside, I strip and shift, picking up my clothes in my mouth before handing over control to Morpheus so he can run back to the HellFire territory.On returning to the HellFire packhouse, I head straight to the hospital and go check on Ambrose, Arthur and Ruby. I meet up with the healer first,“Alfred, how are they doing?”“The young males are fine and very protective of the female. She, however, developed an infection from whatever they raped her with other than themselves. I have put her on a high dose of antibiotics mixed with a very small dose of vampire blood. If her body continues to fight the infection, she should be better within the next few days.”“Good.”I turn away from him and head down the hall, knocking on the door right at the end. I stand and wait until the door is opened just a little and I see Ambrose peek out. As soon as he sees me he opens the door more a
When I return to the Royal Blood Moon territory, I feel a wave of relief wash over me as I enter my home territory. Jade is waiting on the steps of the packhouse as Farris pulls up out the front. I get out and she makes her way over to me until Farris gets out of the driver's seat and faces her.I watch as her eyes go wide and she then screams before running and jumping into his arms. I close the door and just lean back on the side of the SUV. I chuckle as I watch Farris wrap his arms around her and then spin her around, laughing along with her.I then don’t miss the low growl that comes from the back of the SUV as Zaire makes his way around from the other side. I hold out my arm as he goes to walk past me. He turns his head and growls at me. I just smile and return my attention back to Farris and Jade. I had forgotten how close he and Jade were before he went rogue.As I didn’t react to his growl, he calms a little and turns his attention to his mat
Unfortunately, Morpheus’s warning came a little too late, and I miss the large downed tree branch and go flying through the air and landed with a hard thud at the base of the next tree. I whimper a little as I try to get to my feet and pain shoots through me. I lie back down and take a couple of deep breaths before trying again.I manage to get to my paws this time, but as soon as I go to put some weight on my front right paw, I nearly collapse again as an immense sharp pain shoots up from my wrist. I swear at myself and shift. Once I am back in human form, I sit on the ground and look down at my right wrist and swear once more. I grab a small thick stick from off the ground and place it in between my teeth.I bite down hard as I grab my hand and quickly pull. I growl biting down hard on the stick until I hear the resounding echo of a very loud snap and crack. I slowly move my fingers and make sure it feels as it should I then remove the stick from my teeth and p
I then make it seem that I am already partially drunk. I slightly slur my words and say just a little louder than I should have. "Dddaamn Bbitch... Wwhat does she know..." I purposely stumbled into the counter and lift my hand to the bartender, who was a werewolf, so he could tell I hadn't even had a drink yet. "Hey! Bar keeep a ttriple on the rooocks..." "Sshe bbelieves I ccan't get aanother... I ccan have my cchoice of..." "Hey, man! You should be happy you have one..." "Rreally? Why? She iis nothing bbut ttrroouble..." He faces me with his hand on his drink. I can tell that he hasn't had much, maybe just a sip or two. I have a feeling he is not in here to drink. "Is she someone special?" "I thought she ccoulld be tthe oone... You kknow... Bbut sshe's jjust ssoo... ccant get eeven aa mmooment to mmyyself..." "You should be thankful. Someone like that doesn't come along every day and anyone can snatch h
I walk around the front of the car as the valet gets out; I hand him a few folded notes out of my pocket and get into the car. I then drive back to the pack and pull into the garage. By the time I walk out of the garage and to the front steps, the van holding Charles pulls up after taking a long way around and then backtracking a few times to make sure no one was following them and that Charles himself would be turned around a little and not be able to track where the pack was located... The door slides open and my warriors step out and then help Charles out and onto his feet. They remove the bag, and I watch as he blinks and looks around. He walks up the steps and says, "Wow! Now, this is impressive. You taking me to the boss, or should I say the Alpha, now?" "Yeah, sure. Follow me." I smirk as soon as I turn away from him. I lead him through the packhouse and up to my office. I open the door and walk in. As Charles follows me in, he sees the empty chair behind the desk and says,
I wake the next morning as normal, freshly showered and dressed in boxers. I shake my head at the fun Morpheus seems to be having overnight while I sleep and don’t keep tabs on him. I smile as I feel the new addition to our family. It isn’t completely there as Jade has marked him and then completed the mating. Once he is changed and marks her in return, he will become an official member of our pack.I smile, get up off the bed, and walk into the closet. I pull on my training pants and a plain black t-shirt. I then make my way out of the room and downstairs, I grab a piece of toast from the dining table and then walk out the back.I head straight to the training fields. I stop and look over the area. I am proud of what I see, males and females all running through the obstacle course as well as in the sparring rings. I then make my way down onto the training field and, without a word or a misstep from me or them, I join in with the exercises, slowly moving ar